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September 05, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For August 2012


August 2012 vs. August 2011
Indicator August 2012 August 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,096,240,662 $981,964,336 +11.64%
U.S. Purses $117,103,024 $96,430,436 +21.44%
U.S. Race Days 576 527 +9.30%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Indicator YTD 2012 YTD 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $7,679,078,559 $7,507,038,250 +2.29%
U.S. Purses $747,464,841 $689,612,781 +8.39%
U.S. Race Days 3,662 3,597 +1.81%


* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.


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